Macquarie Group

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Macquarie Group Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.1 271 reviews

61% Approve of the CEO

Macquarie Group Managing Director and CEO Nicholas W. Moore

Nicholas W. Moore

(115 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also, work environment is great - smart peers and work-life balance is definitely apparent (in 25 reviews)

  • Great people, comfortable work environment, you really feel like you work for a top notch company here (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • You may get some work-life balance in some offices but not generally not in Asia (in 21 reviews)

  • Long hours - forget about having a family life; (in 18 reviews)

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    1 person found this helpful  

    This is an open, friendly environment unlike most in its industry. They put a lot of energy into fostering their people.

    Intern (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood training opportunities, Cafeteria with a selection of free food, and great people to work with

    ConsIt takes effort to make the work-life balance work for you. But I have only been here a short time and have nothing bad to say about the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be nice to have better continuing education/ tuition reimbursement

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    I'm continually impressed with the new product and services innovation at Macquarie

    National Account Manager (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsStrong brand name across the world

    ConsFinancial services is a tough market to be in right now

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should implement "skip level" interviews to get a real feel for how management is performing in the field

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intelligent staff, lots of silos, entrepreneurial culture, too conservative

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsAlways trying to grow, interesting niche businesses, people are very smart, can progress quickly if you do well, lots of opportunity to move between businesses and countries, safe balance sheet company no going anywhere.

    ConsThe entrepreneurial culture leaded to people working in silos. Can create problems such as disorganized interactions with clients which looks unprofessional.
    A little overly conservative. Too much power given to risk management function.
    Systems are terrible as a result of growing fast and under-investment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are too conservative, the company will not grow.
    Spend more money on systems.
    Don't hire people who are not adaptable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Striving for profit completely overshadows the human aspect of the company culture

    Human Resources Generalist (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIt's really impressive to see a company run like a well-oiled machine. The company strives for profit and excellence in every area it does business in and brings out the best in the employees. You feel special and privileged to be selected to work there.

    The majority of people are really smart, hardworking, dedicated and interesting. There is a big emphasis on the team work while being accountable for your own assignment. You are not micromanaged and have a great deal of autonomy and decision making ability when working your projects. The management believes that if you are there, you are competent enough to get the job done.

    ConsThe human aspect of the company's culture is lost as the company strives for profit. Under-compensated hard work and loyalty are not going to get you anywhere - the company's philosophy is that everyone is replaceable and disposable. Regardless of your past contribution, efforts and/or potential, if you no longer fit into the big picture of profitability, you are disposed of.

    The atmosphere can get very political (like in many other places, probably). If you are not liked by the right people, no matter what your productivity level is, you are not going to get far.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward high performers based on the actual performance, not the office politics. Acknowledge individual contributions and make your employees feel like they are actually valued and are a part of the success. Acknowledge the importance of support functions such as HR, Finance, etc - they make it possible for everyone to run the business as smoothly as it currently is.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pleasurable learning and professional environment.

    Tax Intern (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGain lots of experience. Everyone is very easy to work with. Also, they offer great benefit plans.

    ConsCommunications across the country and with Sidney can be very hectic at times. There are different cultural barriers and definitions that need to be learned.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork more closely with subordinates to make sure they understand their task.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Build your own business

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFreedom to be creative
    Smart people
    Freedom within boundary culture

    ConsCannot act fast on opportunaties

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    World-class talent and learning

    Associate (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat talent
    Getting to work with smart senior people
    Better-than-expected brand

    ConsBelow street bonuses
    Unclear positioning within IB market

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpecialize more and resist the urge to chase the big players

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Could be a great place to work if your an Aussie

    Associate Director (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Pros- Mostly filled with very smart people
    - Fun loving "Aussie" attitude
    - Results are more important than putting in hours
    - Can get creative if you have the right people above you

    Cons- There are the cool insiders and then everyone else
    - NYC is an outpost and sometimes decisions are made in Sydney or London that could be better made if they took the time to understand the situation in the US better

    Advice to Senior Management- Allow people and markets time to develop and pay off
    - Treat all people with respect and courtesy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosgood quality people, team environment, opportunities for many overseas postings, diverse and global work force

    Conspay a little light on, restructured finance team has limited career opportunities, australian centric, get used to late night calls with sydney!

    Advice to Senior Managementmore work needs to be done on career development. Its been the same line for the last 5 years..many cost cutting measures are seen as petty by staff as the small costs saved dont exceed the value staff saw in the benefits

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Opportunities Abound at Global Investment Bank

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bloomfield Hills, MI

    ProsNear-Limitless opportunity and freedom to pursue professional goals and drive towards success; extremely flat management structure enabling direct contact with senior leadership; open and honest feedback; openminded views towards new ideas that rewards success and challenges you to exceed your own professional comfort envelope.

    ConsLack of structure and formalization sometimes appears to engender lax standards; some unclear goals require personal research in order to determine true corporate strategy; communication open and honest but not always as proactive as one might like.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that for new employees, unaccustomed to Macquarie's culture, that the openness and freedom is both a blessing and a challenge. Strive to provide more clarity around goals and objectives for new employees, to provide a better balance of guidance and support, and freedom.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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